"to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour."
Ann Marie Isenring
Central Asia Regional Representative
Ann Marie is a full time worker with a Christian charity,and lives in Leeds, UK.
In 2005, Ann Marie founded the Arise Conference to empower women of Central Asian and beyond. As well as ministering to the needs of the women, Arise exists to challenge women about the social issues that are prevalent in their countries. As a result of the ministry and training given, there are now grass-roots projects in many of the countries, and the work has expanded to other nations surrounding Central Asia.